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Week of March 30th

Week of 30.3.2020


  • Our class puppets Nancy and Will watched the video of Jack and the beanstalk on their laptop. If you click on the link above you can watch the video too. Can you tell a grown up what happened to Jack in the story?




  • Nancy decided to set Will a challenge. Could he find any objects in the house that were tall and thin like the beanstalk. He found six objects. How many can you find?



  • Will read the story of 'Jack and the beanstalk' again today. Then he decided to draw a beanstalk. He put 10 leaves on his beanstalk. 
  • Can you draw a beanstalk and put some leaves on it. How many leaves did you draw?


  • Nancy chose to do a 'funky fingers' activity. She collected some cereal from the kitchen and put it in a small bowl. She then challenged herself to see how long it would take her to put the cereal into another bowl. 
  • She only picked up one piece of cereal at a time using her fingers.
  • You could do this activity in different ways:

           change the amount of cereal in the bowl

           swap the cereal for buttons, lego, or any small object

           how many objects can you move to another bowl in a set time?




  • Recognising the letters in our name
  • Write the letters of your child's name on small pieces of paper using lower case letters.
  • Muddle them up and spread them out on the floor or a table.
  • Can they rearrange the letters to spell out their name?
  • Try it with another name - maybe mummy or their brother's/sister's.


  • Recognising numerals
  • Can the children find a selection of bowls or cups?
  • Can they help to put a small label in front of each one so they are numbered 1 to 5, or 1 to 10?
  • Challenge the children to put the right amount of small objects in each bowl or cup. You could pretend they are the magic beans from the story of 'Jack and the beanstalk'.


  • Learning to write. The children have started to recognise their name at school. We mix up the name cards on the carpet and the children have to find their name.
  • The children are now becoming more confident at writing some or all of the letters in their name and we have worked hard at holding our pencil correctly.



  • At school we use a scheme called 'Read, Write Inc' to teach the children how to form their letters.
  • The pictures above show the rhymes that are used for each letter.
  • Could you pick a couple of letters and try and write them correctly with support?
  • This is a very hard challenge! I recommend lots and lots of praise for the children's effort and the marks that they make on the paper.


  • Numberblocks  We like watching these short programmes at school to help us to understand the numbers between 1 and 10.


  • Below are some suggestions of activities to try over the next two weeks during the 'Easter holiday'.


  • Decorated eggs. Hard boil an egg. Let it cool and then decorate it with felt tips or any other material. Can you draw a pattern? Can you make it into something else - a spider, a teddy bear or a person. Just use your imagination.




  • Plan an Easter egg hunt inside or outside. Hide small eggs in different places and provide easy clues for the children to find the next egg.
  • Make an Easter picture and send it to somebody in the post - maybe a relation that you have not seen for a couple of weeks. You could draw an Easter bunny, an egg or a picture of your self.



  • Make a bird feeder from an old wire coat hanger and thread some 'Cheerio's' on it.  Hang it on a tree or near a window where you see the birds eating the cereal. You can make your coat hanger into any shape you like. The RSPB recommend putting a small pot of water nearby when using dry cereal.  


  • Colour by numbers. Make an Easter egg picture with a 'colour by number' key at the top. Ask a grown up to draw an Easter egg with a simple pattern on it. Can you colour the egg in the correct colours?